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Guyana have now gained three Level One qualified wrestling coaches and one Level One referee, after their participation in a National Federation Workshop.
This was made possible by the United World Wrestling (UWW) and Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), through Olympic Solidarity at the Caribbean Super Week held recently in Barbados.
The coaches that qualified are Kerry Anne Edwards, Kobe Bowen and Marcello Small; while the referee is Charles Johnson.
The officials of the Guyana Wrestling Association (GWA) were pleased for the opportunity, as it has given them a better insight of wrestling and the opportunities it has to offer to Guyanese youths. Several countries’ representatives were present at the Caribbean Super Week host country, such as Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, Bahamas, Suriname and Haiti.
The GWA will be hosting its first Camp from April 15 – 17 at the New Amsterdam Town Hall from 10:00 am to 14:00 hrs.
The purpose of the camp is to sensitise parents and children about the sport of wrestling; its origin, technique, types and rules; and the many benefits of a wrestling athlete. This programme will be introduced to different parts of Guyana in the coming months and years.
The GWA has also set up its Inter-School Wrestling Committee in Region 6, and plans to have one in every Region in Guyana in the near future. These committees will oversee wrestling in the respective Regions.
For future plans, the GWA wishes to have school and club tournaments, followed by the inter-school championship, followed by a national championships to select a national team, which will then represent Guyana in the international games.
Executives of the Guyana Wrestling Association extend gratitude to the United World Wrestling President of UWWA, Mr. Francisco Eduardo Lee Lopez; Barbados Olympic Association; President of BWA, Rollins Alleyne; Development Officer of the Americas, Yuri Maier; Coaches Errett and Galva, and the UWW representative Lei Liang for a fun and fantastic programme at the Caribbean Super Week.